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Thanksgiving is next week . . . which means family time and holiday meals. But for high school seniors or first-year college students that can also mean different kinds of stress. Here are some tips about how to handle holiday-related stress for each student group. When...

College students will be submitting their early decision or early action applications in the next two weeks . . . and finalizing their college list for regular decision deadlines. While quirky traditions may not be a reason for students to apply (or not apply) to...

Cooperative education is hot today, with colleges that offer them seeing significant increases in first-year applications. But what are they, really? History of Cooperative Education in the US Cooperative education is defined as “a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience.” Co-ops were first...

The FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—opens in three weeks. No one enjoys collecting all the required documents and information, which includes IRS tax returns for the previous two years; current bank statement balances; investment balances (including stocks, bonds, and trusts); K-1 documents; corporate...

Getting ready for college is exciting! It can also be stressful, for students and parents alike. Dorms are usually less spacious than depicted in movies and TV shows and rarely transform into fairytale suites with matching sofas, club chairs and fireplaces (think Rory’s two-room, two...

Summer is a popular time for high school students and their parents to visit colleges. While some are reluctant to visit when schools are not in session, colleges are actually quite lively during the summer. Many college students remain on campus to conduct research and...

In recognition of PRIDE month, here are a few resources that can help students find colleges that are LGBTQIA+ friendly. Curated Lists of Colleges Campus Pride Index, owned and operated by Campus Pride, a national nonprofit working to create more LGBTQ+ friendly college campuses, the Index...

Writing the Common App Personal Essay is often the most challenging part of the application process, even for students who are excellent writers. The essay is a unique type of writing, part personal memoir, part personal narrative; it is unlike what students have written for...